We Grow Accustomed To The Dark Poem by Emily Dickinson

We Grow Accustomed To The Dark

Rating: 4.4


We grow accustomed to the Dark -
When light is put away -
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp
To witness her Goodbye -

A Moment - We uncertain step
For newness of the night -
Then - fit our Vision to the Dark -
And meet the Road - erect -

And so of larger - Darknesses -
Those Evenings of the Brain -
When not a Moon disclose a sign -
Or Star - come out - within -

The Bravest - grope a little -
And sometimes hit a Tree
Directly in the Forehead -
But as they learn to see -

Either the Darkness alters -
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight -
And Life steps almost straight.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dawn Fuzan 11 May 2014

I like this poem

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* Sunprincess * 24 June 2016

...........profound, interesting and the theme is scary ?

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Jennifer 13 March 2018

No robot reading this poem pls, it sounds ghastly -_-

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SaraG 06 July 2018

Life will never be perfect...only “almost straight”, but we’ll figure out how to work through those problems. This is such an encouraging (all while being realistic) poem.

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kayla 28 October 2021

what is it about

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maddie 14 September 2020

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niqqer 28 February 2020

dont get the poem, it sucks

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dale spencer 25 February 2020

does Emily Dickinson use a rhythem or rhyme scheme?

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jordan, hartford 14 November 2019

it was wonderful and easy to keep track of my position.

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Karen 10 February 2020

NO YOU ARE SO WRONG GET OUTTA HERE MA'AM

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